Say Goodbye to Separation Anxiety with DOGTV

Posted on Jul 10 2017 - 1:28am by Susan Bewley

Do you have a dog with separation anxiety or just need some relaxation? See why we are huge fans of the new channel just for dogs - DOGTV - here!

Do you hate leaving your dog alone? I have to admit, our dogs have separation anxiety and don’t even like if we go out to the yard to take care of things. They want to be right with their humans and be part of everything. While this isn’t a big deal most of the time – with my husband and I working from home – it seems all the more difficult just because of that when we have friends or family in town for local events…or need to do simple things like talk to the neighbors outside or do some basic lawn care, never mind going grocery shopping and running errands. Of course, the last thing we want is to make our girls upset, so we have wished for years for something to keep them distracted, happy, and stimulated in a healthy way.

One of the things my mom always did to keep her pets happy was videos that include animals. It was always fun coming in to see the cats and her Yorkshire terrier, Molly, watching a variety of animal shows. They always loved watching the other animals, and Molly would even bark at other dogs if they appeared on the TV. While the repeating shows could be a bit annoying sometimes, I did see that the shows calmed her down somewhat, making me wonder if there was something like this to possibly help the girls while we were busy or away. Luckily, we were introduced to the perfect solution while we were at BlogPaws – DOGTV.

DOGTV: What is It?

Looking for a way to keep dogs happy while you can’t? If so, we think you will absolutely adore DOGTV. This innovative streaming service is designed just for dogs to help simulate, entertain, and relax. What their shows do is introduce dogs to various movements, sounds, objects, experiences, environments, and behavior patterns from a dog’s perspective. They know these shows work for dogs since all their programs are scientifically designed, with some of the world’s leading pet experts assisting to make sure the content is as engaging and amazing as possible for dogs. In the end, it leads to reduced stress and separation anxiety when you are busy or away. They even have a special show for the humans to help dogs everywhere get adopted! Cool or what? You can learn more about DOGTV below!


Want to see an example of the sort of programs on DOGTV? Check out the video below!

DOGTV: Our Thoughts

Where has DOGTV been my whole dog-owning life? I will freely admit, I wasn’t for sure what to expect when we first turned on DOGTV. My girls have always been fascinated with TV, but almost nothing hooked them longer than two or three minutes at a time before going about their doggy business. The moment DOGTV started though, they were hooked. Both girls sat in front of the TV, absolutely enthralled watching other dogs and listening to the music. As they watched, the girls’ ears were truly going wild and it put smiles on both of our faces seeing the big smiles on theirs’. I mean, who doesn’t love seeing their dogs happy and relaxed? It is also great hearing all the positive reinforcement every so often too, including the occasional ‘I love you’ or ‘good dog’. All the dogs in the video are extremely happy, and they definitely pick up on that. After awhile, Ivi was relaxed enough that she fell asleep on the floor watching DOG TV while her little sister sat mesmerized.

So, what is it like for the pet parent sitting in the background? Honestly, it something that you can either watch with your pup or easily tune out while you are working. It is all designed to be relaxing for the entire pet family. After seeing it in action for a few days, I honestly couldn’t imagine NOT having DOG TV now with how much the girls enjoy it. If you are looking for a way to help your dogs relax during the day, either while they are home alone or you are busy, I highly recommend giving DOGTV a try!

DOGTV: Where to Purchase?

Want to subscribe to DOGTV? Well, we are excited to tell you that DOGTV is only$9.99 a month and you can stream it from ANYWHERE that has an internet connection. That mean you can use it on your PC, Android device, iDevice, smart TV, and other amazing places! All you have to do is install the app, or point to their website from a compatible browser!

Now, we are excited to tell you the best part. DOGTV is so excited to share their service with you for FREE! That is right, 100% free for ONE MONTH! To take advantage of your FREE MONTH of DOGTV, just use the following promo codeBudgetEarth.

So what are you waiting for? Go check out DOGTV today – risk free!

Want to learn more about DOGTV? Check them out on social media!

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About 

Susan Bewley is a professional writer who has been writing content online & in print format for over 10 years. As well, she is an alumni of the University of Louisville with a Masters Degree in Special Education. When not working as an online business consultant or ghost writing, she can be found writing on Budget Earth, on her own novel, or working with various entities in the pet industry.

31 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. marthalynn July 10, 2017 at 11:14 am - Reply

    How genius! At first it seems like a joke, but after reading your post it makes so much sense. I know many people who keep their televisions or radios on as company for their dogs while they are away. This is at least geared toward what the pup wants to see!

    • Susan Bewley July 10, 2017 at 11:57 am - Reply

      I’ll be honest, when my husband and I first heard about it, we were skeptical. It seemed a little silly but the moment it turned on, it was pure magic! The girls were in love, tails wagging, and ear radar was going at full speed!

  2. Lauryn R July 10, 2017 at 7:50 pm - Reply

    This is such a great idea, I have known a lot of people who leave their TV’s on during the day when they aren’t home! My only issue with that is not knowing exactly what is playing, so Dog TV sounds brilliant! 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

  3. Kristin C July 11, 2017 at 9:22 am - Reply

    Unfortunately my dog barks whenever he sees another dog on tv – sounds like a great idea for other dogs though.

  4. Rosie July 11, 2017 at 1:59 pm - Reply

    This is a nice idea, I never heard of it before! It would be good to try this before medication for anxiety.

  5. Mia July 11, 2017 at 2:16 pm - Reply

    This is fascinating. I would never of thought that they would respond to a TV show like this. It would be worth a try to help keep dogs calm.

  6. Sarah L July 11, 2017 at 9:41 pm - Reply

    I can see that your dogs really like this. Love the instagram pics.

  7. Linda Szymoniak July 11, 2017 at 11:35 pm - Reply

    My cats are content with watching “bird TV” or “squirrel TV” (the window), but I think my dogs would like this. Especially my Kenji. He’s the one dog I’ve ever had that actually watches TV.

  8. desiree July 12, 2017 at 4:37 pm - Reply

    i had the program it cost 6 a moth but the dog did notlike it they bark at the tv and then got bored

  9. Sue E July 14, 2017 at 10:27 pm - Reply

    I always wondered what our furry friends did when we weren’t home ever since I saw s movie with the same storyline. I am racking my little tiny brains out trying to remember the title of that movie! I think my cat is the one with separation anxiety! She chews up our paper towels and our toilet paper when we leave her. We have to put them in our cabinets. We have left our stereo and TV on to no avail!

  10. Margot C July 15, 2017 at 1:04 pm - Reply

    Well, I went ahead and ordered this and all I’ve gotten since then is “Login Error, The username or password you entered is incorrect. Please try again.” This is inputting the information from their own welcome email to me, so …

    This is also after I input my credit card and everything (required even though the first month is free, that’s perfectly normal I think), so that’s not turning out so great

    • Susan Bewley July 18, 2017 at 10:57 am - Reply

      Hi Margot – I got that when I first signed up too. From what I saw it takes about 12 hours for it register in the system. When I got up the next morning everything worked perfect. I think it is a little quirk with their system.

  11. annette fisher July 15, 2017 at 10:59 pm - Reply

    THIS SOUNDS AMAZING MY DOG HAS THE WORST ANXITY. HOPES THIS WORKS.

  12. Sandy Weinstein July 18, 2017 at 2:03 pm - Reply

    i wish i could get dogtv but i dont have cable. my girls dont really watch tv. i have tried to get them to watch, even the dog show and they paid no attention. i think it is a great idea. i know my dog breeder leaves the tv and radio on for the dogs in the van at dog shows.

  13. BOBBI WALKER July 18, 2017 at 3:22 pm - Reply

    I have to say at first I thought this was kinda weird but then….I watched these dogs watch tv. Wow I love this…my dog would love this too. I think this is such a great idea! very smart…

  14. John Smith July 18, 2017 at 8:19 pm - Reply

    I’m glad that there is an option out there for anxious dog TV-viewers. Separation anxiety will be a thing of the past!

  15. Cheryl Chervitz July 20, 2017 at 8:50 am - Reply

    I think this is wonderful. I leave my TV on for my dogs when I leave them. It seems to keep them out of trouble.

  16. Julie Lundstrom July 20, 2017 at 8:25 pm - Reply

    I would love to try this for my dogs. I have a new rescue dog that has high anxiety. I would love to see if this would help him.

  17. vickie couturier July 21, 2017 at 4:46 am - Reply

    i had a dog that could have used this so badly,he got so upset when i left the house for any reason

  18. denise low July 23, 2017 at 2:30 pm - Reply

    This is really cool. I will have to share this with my son and daughter n law. This is very interesting.

  19. Jenna Hudson July 23, 2017 at 8:27 pm - Reply

    I can tell dog tv can help man dogs in distress of being alone. The videos can even help with just relaxation in general too.

  20. Pauline Milner July 26, 2017 at 2:48 am - Reply

    This channel looks so relaxing that Casey will love it and we will too! I always leave cartoons on because Casey loves to watch TV, but this is a great alternative. He actually has favorite shows. When the music to Bondi Vet comes on, Casey runs from wherever he is in the house to watch the show. It is a great way to get a break from playing in the hot summer!

  21. Dawn Webb July 26, 2017 at 11:04 pm - Reply

    So interesting!! When I saw Dogtv the first thing that I thought of was helping my Gracie not be so anxious all day about whether we will leave her or go outside without her. So glad that I got to read this and anxious (lol) to try it!

  22. Pat F July 29, 2017 at 4:24 pm - Reply

    This is a great idea.. many people leave things on for their dogs such as a radio or tv.. I think this could calm the dog as they watch and listen. Great idea!

  23. Maryann D. July 31, 2017 at 6:44 am - Reply

    I do know a lot of little dogs with Separation Anxiety. Especially little puppies. I think DogTV is a great idea. I know my cat used to like to watch TV too.

  24. Linda Szymoniak August 2, 2017 at 12:29 am - Reply

    The dog I had with the worst separation anxiety was my deaf hound girl, Ran (I lost her two years ago to an autoimmune disorder – she was just five). I’m not sure how this would have worked for her, but I suspect as long as she could see the screen, it might have helped with her separation anxiety. It got better over the five years I had her, but when she was about 2, she actually chewed through her dog crate. I’d much rather try something like DogTV than to give my dogs pills.

  25. Michelle S August 10, 2017 at 9:11 am - Reply

    This is amazing! We are thinking of getting a dog soon but he/she would be home alone during the day. This might be an interesting option.

  26. Tamra Phelps August 20, 2017 at 7:54 pm - Reply

    A few years ago we had Directv & this was on it. It seems nuts at first, lol, but dogs love it!

  27. Deborah D August 27, 2017 at 8:43 am - Reply

    I never heard of this before. Great concept though.

  28. Bilger Susan Scribner August 30, 2017 at 4:36 pm - Reply

    Dog TV has not to be a lifesaver for a lot of Dog parents. I know when I’m home when Don spoke on TV, one of my dogs start barking too. If I tell her it’s on TV she usually will quiet down. But I have to get her to stop barking long enough for me to be able to tell her.

  29. Kimberly Flickinger September 4, 2017 at 8:43 pm - Reply

    I never thought of trying this with my dogs. I will definitely be checking it out. I just love your posts, your dogs are so cute!

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